1. modest

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdəst'] marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself.


  • unassuming
  • retiring


  • immodest
  • impropriety
  • bold

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Rhymes with Modest

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How do you pronounce modest?

Pronounce modest as ˈmɑdəst.

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Sentences with modest

1. Adjective
Hand licking is often a modest act in the realm of canine body language.

Quotes about modest

1. I'm not too modest of a person. I've got a pretty blue sense of humor.
- Michelle Monaghan

2. I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.
- Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

3. Love demands expression. It will not stay still, stay silent, be good, be modest, be seen and not heard, no. It will break out in tongues of praise, the high note that smashes the glass and spills the liquid.
- Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

2. modest

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdəst'] not large but sufficient in size or amount.


  • moderate


  • insufficient
  • unrespectable

3. modest

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdəst'] free from pomp or affectation.


  • definite

4. modest

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdəst'] limited in size or scope.


  • pocket-size
  • small
  • limited
  • minor
  • pocket-sized


  • improper
  • improperly
  • indecorous
  • dirty

5. modest

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdəst'] not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance.


  • modesty
  • coy
  • demure
  • modestness
  • shamefaced
  • overmodest


  • immodesty
  • immodest
  • indecency
  • improperness

6. modest

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdəst'] humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.


  • meek
  • mild


  • expensiveness
  • unashamed
  • big

7. modest

adjective. ['ˈmɑːdəst'] low or inferior in station or quality.


  • humble
  • small
  • low
  • inferior


  • large
  • increased
  • old
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